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the countdown to hanukkah and christmas is on. will the wet weather dampen our holiday plans? >> the countdown to kickoff is on too. a live look at lincoln financial field where the birds will battle their fierce nfc east rivals the new york giants in thursday night football right here on nbc 10. and shopping, shipping, and traveling. are you ready for the holidays? we'll have a look at the last-minute rush. right now at 11:00, three days before christmas, two days before the first night of hanukkah, and we are in for a warm-up plus a bit of wet weather too. here's a live look at the blue cross river rink at penn's landing. nbc 10's first alert meteorologist erica martinez has the neighborhood forecast for us. erica? >> rosemary, that's right. we have a change on the approach. we have some rain in the
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forecast. meantime, conditions are dry. you'll notice just a few clouds moving from west to east. earlier today we did have some reports of some light wintry precip reports in the lehigh valley. some showers moving across delaware. and southern jersey really as well as the jersey shore. notice right now conditions are pretty much dry with those thick clouds. current temperature of 46 degrees. so it's pretty mild. we are trending warmer through this upcoming weekend, the holiday weekend. and the current wind profile currently at 14 miles per hour coming out of the southwest. neighborhoods right now really comfortable seeing lots of mid to upper 40s. it looks like 46 for fox chase, westmont 44. manioc 45. and kensington 46 degrees. port richmond 44 but certainly very comfortable all around. your hour by hour forecast shows dry conditions for the next couple of hours. 36 hours. and then we're tracking some showers moving in early friday -- or early saturday, rather. friday into saturday. notice through the overnight
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hours it looks like we could see a light wintry mix here to kick off your saturday morning. however, everything clears offshore just in time for sundown for hanukkah, and it looks like we do have a sunny christmas and forecast. and coming up in just a bit i have more information on what to expect for this holiday weekend and of course your ten-day at 10:00. happening now at the philadelphia international airport, busy holiday travel. the airport tweeted that if you are traveling this weekend you should get to the airport two hours before your flight, not one as usually recommended. aaa says the number of flyers nationwide will be up 2 1/2% from last year. you're going to want to be patient if you're taking to the skies. we checked at philly international just a short time ago. an airport worker told us it was crowded there first thing this morning but it's a bit calmer. was a bit calmer by 9:00. and we talked to a traveler who was super excited about her trip. >> we're going to go to montana and we're going to have so much fun and we're going to make snow angels and we're going to see
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our cousins and their new puppy. >> wow. that's awesome. this morning the airport tweeted out some things you need to know if you're headed there this weekend. among suggestions, if you're flying american remember to check your terminal as well as your departure gate before you arrive. american flights depart from terminals a west, a east, plus b, c, and f. and if you're picking someone up wait at the cell phone lot until they're ready to be picked up curbside. now to the roads. drivers on 95 in philadelphia are getting an early christmas present from penn dot. workers have completed the i-95 expansion project between cotman and bridge stooet interchanges in the city's tacony section. traffic has called there for years. three years as workers widened i-95 from three to four lanes each direction. the work also included rebuilding seven bridges, adding retaining walls and constructing ramps. let's look at how the roads look right now. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. >> jess is watching the cameras out filip she starts us off on 95. jess? >> we were hoping to have a
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really good commute today on 95 especially considering all that construction is gone and for the most part we did all morning but right now we're dealing with a multivehicle accident. it was an earlier car fire there as well on the southbound side of 95. this is just before the schuylkill expressway. right now the good thing is we have two lanes open right now. there was one lane only crawling by just a few moments ago, and then before that all lanes were blocked off. so we're seeing really big delays on 95 southbound right now. if you're trying to approach the center city area. unfortunately, there we're not dealing with that good news of that construction being cleared. watching the schuylkill expressway as well also for a little bit of a delay on the westbound side, that's because around gerard avenue are some construction crews. so that westbound drive time increasing about six minutes or so from the vine street expressway to the blue route. there's a crash in abington on rodman avenue and noble road. in gloucester city there's a hazard spill. they're cleaning that up. 76 eastbound just around market street. back to you guys. time is running out to ship your gifts and cards before christmas and the start of
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hanukkah. >> the postal service says today is its busiest delivery day. nbc 10's matt delucia got a look behind the scenes asking the question what happens to your package when you drop it off. >> this year is incredible as far as the volume. >> reporter: boxes, letters, and cards. here they wait for their big delivery. men and women dressed in blue playing santa's helper three days before christmas. >> they know this time of the year that you know, we have to step up a little bit and move a little quicker. >> reporter: the busiest delivery day of the year began long before sunrise. loading mail trucks one package after another. >> watch out. coming at you. >> reporter: a sort of organized chaos with millions of people depending on this process. 30 million packages expected to be delivered nationwide today, and that's just through the postal service. >> we really move a lot of mail. and everybody knows what to do, and they come in and it's like a
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fine-tuned machine. >> reporter: with the clock ticking, customers continue to show up here in deppford, adding to the pile, trying to get their gifts sent on time. leah medina's shirt says it all. "don't stop believing." >> dropping off packages, hoping they get there before christmas. >> we're not done yet either. we still have some cars to write out, and i don't think they're going to get there in time. >> reporter: now, you do have until tomorrow to send priority express, and then it's time for that one final ride on the modern-day sleigh. in deppford matt delucia, nbc 10 news. with the holidays practically here the timing really couldn't be worse for an adult and child who were out of their homes following a house fire in philadelphia's germantown neighborhood. it happened around 2:30 this morning right here along the 400 block of hein street. crews had the flames under control in about 20 minutes. fortunately nobody was hurt. this morning a philadelphia man is free after spending a decade in prison for a crime he says he didn't commit.
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>> nbc 10 was there as dante rawlins walked into his mother's arms yesterday. a jury originally convicted rawlins of attempted murder in a shooting that left a 6-year-old boy paralyzed. two other men are serving 125-year sentences in the case. but the d.a. says new evidence backed rawlins' alibi and cast doubt on his guilt. rawlins says he feels vindicated. >> i wasn't there. can't get no truer than that, i wasn't there. it's messed up what happened to me. but it's over now. so i'm going to start with my life. >> if he's innocent let 12 jur rz decide it. >> that's the mother of the victim, jabbar wright. she tells nbc 10 she feels the case moved too quickly and officials have lost sight of what happened to her family. police on the hunt for a man accused of killing his estranged wife in front of their children. new jersey state police searched a wooded area in cedarville again yesterday where they found jeremiah monelle's truck the day
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before. they didn't find him, though. he's wanted for the murder of tara o'shea watson monday morning in her cumberland county home. we have new details about the pennsylvania family held captive by the taliban. >> a member of the armed services committee says the department of defense is now considering using military options, that is, if they can find kaitlin coleman and her husband. the u.s. is also looking into whether a prisoner swap could happen. coleman and her canadian husband were kidnapped in 2012 during a hike in the mountains of afghanistan. both their children were born in captivity. the taliban released this video monday of the york county family pleading with president obama to rescue them. we know what that music means. we've got the birds tonight. you are definitely going to want to bundle up if you are heading to thelink for this evening's giants-eagles match-up. this is a live look from the nbc 10 eagles nest camera. the temperatures are expected to drop down into the 30s by kickoff at 8:25. right now fans are getting a
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taste of what will be into today's broadcast of the game. this is a live look at the "sunday night football" bus in center city. it's parked just outside of comcast headquarters on jfk boulevard. the bus features a replica of the "football night in america" studio where fans can grab the mike. they can also act as special correspondents in photos. they will certainly have a whole new perspective when they watch the game this evening. coverage starts at 7:00 right here on nbc 10 with "eagles gameday kickoff." after the game watch eagles gameday final followed by nbc 10 news at 11:00. >> now, if you're following the eagles on twitter you're missing out on free tickets to the games. and even if you are trying to get those tickets, chances are you're losing out to this guy. he's pretty good at it. kyle lloyd, he's won free tickets to eagles home games 13 times. here's how it works. every friday before a home game or this week tuesday the eagles post a location on twitter. and the first person to show up there and high five swoop wins two free tickets.
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once lloyd even drove two hours through three states just to high-five the eagles mascot. >> i ran across the street, almost got hit by a car, and high fived swoop. my boss, she knows when it's fan friday and i give her that look like i'm going to clock out early for break and then race to the location. i know i'm going to have some competition now. i already have competition. my sisters, my mother. >> but they've never beaten him. lloyd will of course be in the stands tonight using his free tickets. septa's bringing an early christmas to children in need. this morning employees stuffed a bus with thousands of toys they collected. it was all happening at septa's headquarters in center city. you can see there were bags filled with gifts for boys and girls. today septa employees will deliver those presents to charitable organizations throughout the philadelphia region. this, by the way, is the 36th year that septa has held a yule toy drive. an international maunt. new details about the search for the man suspected in the berlin christmas market attack.
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and we've got more on the two americans who are now recovering from their injuries. and kimming up of course i do have your holiday forecast, but i also have your eagles forecast. it's going to start off rather mild, but then temperatures will dip and certainly going to feel a little chillier by tonight. details coming up in the full forecast.
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authorities across europe are scrambling to track down the tunisian man wanted in the deadly truck attack in berlin. >> here's a live look from the
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christmas market where 12 people were killed and dozens more were injured on monday night. this morning the state department says two u.s. citizens are among the 48 people injured. there's extra security there since the market has reopened. nbc's ann thompson has the latest on the search for the attacker. >> reporter: he is the most wanted man in europe. 24-year-old anis amri. now the focus of an international manhunt for the murderous attack on a christmas market in berlin. german police executing raids in berlin and across the country looking for him. his papers found in the cab of the semi truck that barreled through this holiday spot at 40 miles per hour, killing 12 people. amri is a tunisian national with a criminal record in that country and reportedly italy as well. described as armed and dangerous, amri is well known to german authorities. after arriving in germany in july 2015 amri was put under surveillance for six months, suspected of plotting an attack.
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this past august police arrested him on suspicion of having fake documents but later released him. amri applied for asylum but was rejected. his deportation set for july never happened because he did not have a valid tunisian passport. all of this adding to the controversy here over chancellor angela merkel's policy allowing almost 1 million refugees into germany. this morning under increased security the christmas market reopened. now surrounded by concrete blocks, memorials filled with candles and flowers stand next to stalls selling gifts and sausages. prayers for the victims offered at the neighboring kaiser wilhelm memorial church. as berliners begin their holiday celebration under a cloud of suspicion and fear. more than one person told me today that life must go on. to help catch amri german authorities are now offering a reward of up to 100,000 euros.
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i'm anne thompson in berlin. now back to you. in north carolina the effort to repeal the state's so-called bathroom bill has failed. lawmakers quit trying to repeal the law last night after more than nine hours of discussions. the law forces transgender people to use bathrooms that correspond with their gender at birth. it's led to protests and boycotts of the state by major businesses and entertainers. happening right now, the quest for 20,000 points as we take a live look at the new york stock exchange where stocks opened slightly lower on wall street right now. right now down about 31 points. we'll keep you updated throughout the day. state troopers say slick snow-covered roads were likely to blame for this schoolbus accident in montana last night. 35 kids were on board when the back wheels slipped into a ditch and the bus rolled over. fortunately there was only one minor injury and nobody went to the hospital. i'm first alert
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meteorologist erika martin. and conditions for right now are pretty cloudy although everything will start to mix out and improve as the day progresses. weather headlines right now include a dry and warmer trend in the works for the next couple of days. the good news is we're getting warmer by the end of this week and into the holiday weekend. however, we do have some saturday rain showers in the works. i'll get to that in just one moment. and it looks like a sunny and warm christmas. if you look at the bottom of your screen, you will see your local neighborhood forecast. right now temperatures are pretty much in the 40s. delaware upper 40s for you. 41 for lehigh valley. suburbs 41 for you. and jersey also seeing low to mid 40s for the most part. and again, those clouds eventually kind of just decreation as the day progresses. you'll notice the southwesterly flow, which is why conditions are so much warmer right now. pemberton current temperature 47 degrees. mount laurel 47. florence at 44 degrees. much milder than the average temperatures. 40 princeton. hopeful township at 41. and robinville currently at 43
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degrees. the jersey shore also seeing really mild conditions. 51 for may's landing. certainly warmer there. upper township at 49. summers point 48 degrees and atlantic city currently at 47. delaware, you did see some passing showers earlier today but now it's dry with just those clouds out there. marshallton currently at 46 degrees. greenville 44. let's see. salton at 48 and harrington currently 48. allentown 52 degrees. temperatures above average. they will trend this way for the next couple of days. now, the current wind pattern right now seeing southwesterly is pretty mild. however, as the day progresses we will see those winds shift out of the northwest. so here it is. your eagles forecast. tailgating. low 40s with just a few clouds. by kickoff upper 30s. but this is when the winds start to kick up out of the northwest. and it looks like we could see some gusts up to about 20, 25 miles per hour. by the end of the game mid 30s, however, with those stronger
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northwesterlies it's going to feel like it's mainly in the mid to upper 20s. and tomorrow, also trending nice and warm, fewer clouds. it looks like bethlehem at 45. easton at 43 for you. phoenixville seeing upper 40s. so again, a really mild trend in the works. what we like to see, of course, 44 for mount aerie. haddonfield 48. glassboro 45 degrees. and notice we're seeing a few extra clouds there on these icons. galloway 47. atlantic city upper 40s. possibly one or two low 50s, especially for the jersey shore and delaware. 50 for -- let's see. wilmington. and it looks like dover will see upper 40s. so again, milder for the next couple of days. forecasted rainfall totals because even though conditions will be dry of course we are tracking the potential for some showers to make it here friday into saturday. so as we get this hour by hour going and getting this into motion, notice that nothing shows up until about 2:00 a.m., 3:00 a.m. on saturday. looks like we could see a little bit of a wintry mix for part of
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the lehigh valley but then conditions will clear just in time for sundown for hanukkah. back to you. >> erika, thanks. uber's self-driving cars have hit a speed bump in california. we'll tell you about the battle over regulations that have put the cars in park for now. plus, caught on camera. the frightening moment when a man's pants burst into flame. we'll explain what happened.
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well, it promises to be one
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of the biggest events of the new year, one of philadelphia's longest-running black tie galas. the hair of the dog will feature music, mingling, dancing, food, drink, and the proceeds go to a great cause. here with us this morning is buffy harris, one of the forces behind hair of the gog, and gabriela michaels from bianca's kids, the charity that was chosen to benefit from this year's event. thank you so much for being here, both of you. >> thank you for having us. >> buffy, let's start with you. 23 years, we were just talking about hair of the dog, and counting. >> yes. >> tell us about that event for people who've never been. >> so hair of the dog is definitely a wild and fun experience. it's been going for 23 years, as you said. so we this year planned for an even bigger and better event than ever before. we have headline performers coming in. lil jon, dillon francis, roses who's from philadelphia, and
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also vecsey. both of them are vocalists. and it includes top shelf open bar and catering by wolfgang puck. we're at the fillmore this year. and like you said we've chosen bianca's kids as our charity this year. we're really excited about partnering with them as well. >> that's exciting. okay. so tell us about bianca's kids. >> so bianca's kids is a non-profit that was started in williamstown, new jersey. we were started in honor of a young woman who lost her life accidentally. and we keep bianca's dream alive by granting wishes to the most amazing children in need. >> that's what she did, right? so talk about in need in any way. >> so the beautiful thing about bianca's kids is that if your child is going through a physical struggle, due to cancer, illness, or they're going through an emotional struggle due to the loss of a parent or we deal a lot with foster children that don't have things that most children consider necessities, all of
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those children are eligible to be granted a wish from bianca's kids. >> so hue excited were you when you heard that you were chosen? >> excited and very emotional because you know that that money is going to help you grant so many more wishes. so the entire team at b.k. was ecstatic but also very moved to be chosen by such an amazing organization. >> tell us what you'll do with the money. you'll be able to help a lot more kids -- >> yeah. so a lot of our wishes range in the $50 to $100 range. sob you can imagine how many lives we can touch. but often we do get wishes that are a bit more expensive like one of the ones we recently granted. this is for a family that had lost everything in a fire. they were based out of sticklerville, new jersey, a military family. and we were able to not only give them a few thousand dollars but we were also able to give them money to replace their dog who wasn't able to make it out of that fire. so getting this money will help
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us grant larger wishes, like our medical wishes that can be more expensive. >> good for you and thanks for all you do with your organization. and i'm excited about the event. i know you raise a lot of money and a lot of people will have a lot of fun. >> yes. it's definitely going to be a really great time on january 7th. so we hope to see you there. >> excellent. i'll be there. thank you both for being here. i'll remind our viewers, hair o'the dog 2017 happening saturday january 7th at the fillmore on east allen street in fishtown. for more information go to our website, nbc we also have the information on the nbc 10 app. rosemary? >> thanks for that, trace. ready or not, christmas is almost here, and so is the first night of hanukkah. let's take a live look at dillworth park and the made in philadelphia holiday market. erika martin is tracking weather that may impact our holiday plans. she's got those theeldetails ju ahead. and going back in time. the "today" show is celebrating the new year by bringing back some familiar faces. how the popular morning show is celebrating its 65th anniversary.
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sure, you could sit around all night waiting for a pizza to be delivered. but wouldn't making it yourself be a lot more fun? it's baking season. warm up with pillsbury. that sound. like nails on a chalkboard. but listen to this: (family talking) that's a different kind of sound. the sound of the weekend.
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it's baking season. warm up with pillsbury. cold morning for skiers at camelback mountain resort in the poconos. temperatures will be climbing as we head into the big holiday weekend. let's get details on that with nbc 10's first alert meteorologist erika martin. erika? >> tracy, so we do have that warm-up in the works. a live look outside right now our eagles cam. we can see the clouds are a little thick and soupy but everything improving by later this afternoon. otherwise, conditions right now on satellite and radar image picking up on just some showers, pushing offshore. otherwise, everything right now does remain dry with the exception of those clouds. right now temperatures are really comfortable. philadelphia at 46. trenton 41. along with allentown. coatsville at 48 for you. so again, really mild temperatures. above average for this time of year. and only getting warmer as a warm front begins to slide on northeastward from the
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southwest. vineland currently at 48 degrees and atlantic city also upper 40s for you. and don't forget to look at the bottom of your screen for your local neighborhood forecast. tonight your eagles forecast, tailgating 43 degrees, i cannot show this enough. however, keep in mind that the northwesterly winds will start to pick up 10 to 20 miles per hour as far as those wind gusts go. kickoff time, upper 30s to low 40s. end of game it looks like mid 30s. however, it will feel chillier simply because of those northwesterly gusts. now, the next story of course would be holiday weekend. hour by hour forecast starting at 11:30 a.m. and then pausing this, overnight friday into saturday, notice that we start to see some showers move in. and we could see some light wintry mix through parts of lehigh valley. however, everything changes over very quickly due to the fact that we do have that warmer air sliding into place. so your christmas eve forecast looks like this. and remember, at the beginning of hanukkah, sundown, it looks like 6:00 p.m. we're seeing mainly upper 30s to low 40s with partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies. and by 10:00 p.m. mid to upper 30s.
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so certainly a much more comfortable trend for this holiday weekend. back to you. >> thanks for that, erika. the christmas market in berlin that was attacked on monday night is back open. this is a live look at the market where we've seen visitors and vendors. there's an increased security presence along with concrete blocks at the roadside. meantime, an international manhunt is under way for the suspect wanted in this attack. german authorities are offering a reward of more than $100,000 for information leading to his arrest. the german media is reporting that fingerprints of anis amri were found on the truck used in the attack. the fingerprints were on the steering wheel and the driver's side door. police have said that amri's i.d. papers were found in the cab of the truck. that truck barreled through the crowded christmas market at 40 miles an hour. the attack killed 12 people and injured nearly 50 more. the state department confirms two americans are among the injured. police raided several locations across germany overnight, including houses, apartments, a refugee home near the dutch
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border, and even a sweden-bound ferry. but those searches did not turn up amri. meantime, people in berlin are trying to return to a bit of normalcy. as we mentioned a while ago, shoppers have returned to the christmas market that was attacked. they bought food and holiday goods from the huts. but the reminder of the tragedy remains as visitors left flowers and candles at several memorials set up at the site. a senior transition official says president-elect donald trump's day is again stacked with meetings. >> already this morning mr. trump announced that he's appointing kellyanne conway as counselor to the president. she of course is the campaign manager who helped him win after she was brought on only a few months before the election. she's been a frequent presence on the political talk shows and has indicated that she has plans to move her family from new jersey to washington. as nbc's kristen welker reports, the president-elect is also weighing in on the berlin attack after meeting with executives from defense contractors. >> reporter: president-elect
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donald trump trying to show he's hard at work, even at mar-a-lago. meeting wednesday with the heads of two major defense contractors, lockheed martin and boeing. trump previously threatened to cancel boeing's order for two new air force one planes, claiming it would cost more than $4 billion. after the meeting boeing's ceo now says -- >> we're going to get it done for less than that. >> reporter: trump also called the cost of lockheed martin's f-35 fighter jet out of control. he insists that price will also come down. >> you know, it's a little bit of a dance. but we're going to get the costs down and we're going to get it done beautifully. >> reporter: earlier mr. trump taking a tough tone on the terror attacks in europe after emerging from a series of national security meetings. >> they're attacks on humanity. that's what it is. it's an attack on humanity. and it's got to be stopped. >> reporter: mr. trump also revisiting his controversial campaign promise. >> a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. until our country's
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representatives can figure out what the hell is going on. >> reporter: seeming to insist he now stands by that proposed ban and a possible muslim registry, plans his own advisers have tried to walk back. >> you know my plan all along, i've been proven to be right, 100% correct. >> reporter: after it was confirmed more americans voted for hillary clinton than any other losing candidate in u.s. history, she topped mr. trump by nearly 3 million in the popular vote, trump tweeting, "i would have done even better in the election if that is possible if the winner was based on popular vote but would campaign differently." >> kristen welker reporting. now to iraq where three car bombs ripped through an outdoor market killing more than two dozen policemen and civilians. dozens of other people were also hurt in the attack in mosul this morning. iraq retook mosul from isis militants weeks ago. a human rights organization says isis fighters are now deliber e deliberately targeting civilians in areas they lost to government
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forces. two bombings in mosul earlier this week killed four aid workers and seven other civilians. a child died after falling off a closed waterslide in wisconsin. the slide is in a water park that shut down for the season but police say the three children broke in and the victim tried to go down the slide on a sled. he got stuck in the snow about halfway down. police say when he tried to free himself he fell 35 feet off the side of the slide. paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. this morning police are searching for a man who randomly stabbed a tourist in the head in new york city. investigators have released these photos and video of the attacker. they say the man followed connor rasmussen for a few blocks near madison avenue early sunday morning, he then stabbed rasmussen in the back of the head with a steak knife without saying a word. rasmussen is from washington state. he was visiting manhattan to propose to his girlfriend. residents say they're disturbed by the attack. others say this is a reminder to be vigilant.
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>> that's really scary. i work right here. so to hear that happen is devastating. >> when you're walking around, new york is new york. >> the victim did survive. he was able to pull the knife from his head. he required eight stitches and is now back in washington state. a california man is recovering from burns after his e-cigarette exploded in his pocket. the man was having a conversation with someone on a city bus in fresno yesterday afternoon when his pants suddenly exploded. the camera on the bus captured the explosion. you see it there. no one else on the bus was hurt. well, don't expect to be riding around in a driverless uber in california anytime soon. just hours after uber launched the service in san francisco, the dmv demanded that it stop, saying the cars need a special permit. uber took the 16 self-driving cars off the road, but it says the cars are not technologically advanced enough to require a special permit under state
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regulations. more americans than ever are enjoying the holidays away from home this year. >> nbc's chris polone tells us exactly how busy it will be on the roads and in the air. >> reporter: the nation's largest auto club, aaa, says they expect about 103 million americans, the most at any time in history, to be heading out to travel for the holidays. now, the vast majority of those people will be driving. some 93 million people hitting the road over the course of the next week or so. that's about a 1 1/2% increase over last year. and if you're hoping to find some relief at the airports, no such luck. aaa says they expect about 6 million people to fly this week. and that's an increase of anywhere from 2 1/2% to 3 1/2% over last year. so the friendly skies might be quite crowded this yore. what's driving this? aaa says simply the economy. gas prices remain low, and consumer confidence is continuing to grow and so more people are feeling the ability to pay for holiday travel. what are some of the most
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popular destinations? well, according to aaa, warm weather is certainly a draw this time of year. some of their most popular trips that are being booked for this week include lafs, orlando, anahe anaheim, and san diego. in atlanta i'm chris pollone, nbc news. vice president joe biden helped the flyers celebrate a big win last night. fans took pictures and video of biden in the crowd at the wells fargo center. biden, who was born in pennsylvania, has stated in the past he is a flyers fan for sure. flyers beat the capitals in a shootout 3-2. and there was even more reason to celebrate at last night's game. a couple got married in the hallway of the balcony level. a flyers sportswriter took this cell phone video of the ceremony. the couple then rode on the zamboni during the intermission. they held signs that say "just married." nbc's "today" show will celebrate two big milestones next month. >> yeah, the iconic morning news and entertainment program will celebrate its 65th anniversary, and january also marks anchor matt lauer's 20th anniversary
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with "today." two familiar faces will return to the anchor chair to help celebrate. katie couric will join matt on the anchor desk the week of january 2nd. and meredith vieira will be back the following week. you can watch the "today" show every morning right here on nbc 10. coming up next, cutting the cord. the new recommendations just released that could be more beneficial for a baby's health. and rosemary and tracy, i am tracking a warm trend in the works. and of course your holiday forecast. it looks like it's going to remain high and dry at least through saturday. so will it be a holiday washout? details coming up on the other side of the break.
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the death toll continues to climb following an explosion at a fireworks market near mexico city. investigators are focusing their attention on ignored safety measures. nbc 10's kerry sanders has the latest from mexico city. >> reporter: this morning the smell of gunpowder and smoke still hang in the air. dogs brought in to search through the debris helping with the grim task of looking for more bodies. authorities now say at least a dozen people are unaccounted for. among them 8-year-old oscar, 15-year-old juan antonio, and 50-year-old armala. juan carlos saldana is clinging to fading hope. >> we have the hope and it's the most we can do is hold on to hope. >> reporter: when asked who does
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he blame, this man says it's as if a plane fell from the sky or a factory blew up, it's exactly the same. it's an accident. but it's not the first accident at this market. there were similar explosions in 2005 and again in 2006. one of those earlier accidents killed christina ortega's brother and left her mother without arms. still ortega says they must rebuild. why would you want to do this again? she says "because we depend on this. 80% of the population of this town works in pyrotechnics. we don't have another form of income, another form of employment." but the focus right now is on finding the missing. devastated family members say they want answers, even if it turns out their missing loved ones have died. kerry sanders, nbc news, mexico city. a new report shows more americans than ever are being
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diagnosed with knemelanoma. researchers say doctors will have spotted the deadliest form of skin cancer in more than 76,000 people this year and more than 10,000 people will die from it. right now the risk of developing invasive melanoma is 1 in 54, which is up from 1 in 58 in 2009. experts say the risk continues to rise despite warnings to stay out of the sun, use sunscreen, and avoid tanning beds. well, new dads will have to wait just a little bit longer before cutting their baby's umbilical cord. the american college of obstetricians and gynecologists now recommend delaying cord clamping for at least 30 to 60 seconds after birth for all healthy infants. that's double the time doctors currently wait. the short delay has been shown to improve the health of preemies but can also help prevent iron deficiencies in full-term babies. well, happening now, the temple owls football team is leaving campus for the military bowl. a live look now. players expected to board the buses around noon today. the band and spirit squad are
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there to cheer them on. the football 25e78 will spend the next few days preparing for next tuesday's bowl game against wake forest. many veterans and their families will now get to see that temple-wake forest match-up for free. yesterday organizers with the military bowl game announced they're donating tickets to military families. and it turns out the temple football team is doing well academically. according to an annual academic ranking of the top 25 football teams from washington -- from the washington think tank new america, temple ranks number 3. here's a look at the top five, with penn state rounding out the list. rosemary? >> thanks for that, tracy. it's become a holiday tradition in the philadelphia area. disney on ice is back at the wells fargo center starting tomorrow for a brand new show that's perfect for the entire family. louis douglas is a skater for disney on ice and he joins us live in studio this morning. thanks for being with us, louis. >> thanks for having me. >> to tell us about your show "follow your heart." >> this is disney on ice's brand new show. we're taking it all over the east coast.
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and it's really the first time that disney on ice has had "finding dory" which is a smash movie on the ice. it's the first time we've had "inside out" on the ice. and we have all the classic princesses in there. and everybody's favorite "frozen." but not only, that not only the traditional stories, we also have some really cool new circus acts in our show as well which really combine -- there's some really cool high dynamic acts with traditional skating. >> you were telling me you've got a lot of stunts. your character is flynn rider from "tangled." >> i'm really excited because i've never done this before this show. myself and rapunzel we do this really cool act where we get to fly aboston audience, do all these cool tricks, spin around each other and flip upside down. it's awesome. >> we were showing video vuft a moment moment ago from that part of the show. how long have you been performing with disney on ice? >> this is my sixth year. but this is my first year in philadelphia. i'm really excite. >> it's your first time here.
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what have you seen so far? >> walking around and exploring. we've had great weather. the christmas markets. little outdoor ice rinks. it's beautiful. i love it here. >> i don't know if our viewers can tell but you have a little bit of an accent. >> it's a wee bit of an accent. >> you're from scotland. >> yeah. >> before we came back from break i said you don't really sound like you have a thick accent. you said i can, trust me. so your mother and your sister are in town. >> yes, they are. i'm super excited about that. i think my mom is watching right now. hi if you're watching at home. >> they'll be with you through christmas because performances start tomorrow. >> start tomorrow. 3:00 tomorrow at the wells fargo arena and we go all the way through to the 2nd. we've got lots of shows. everyone come down check out the show. bring the whole family. it's great. >> christmas eve, start of hanukkah, christmas day, you're going to be -- >> we're there. >> we've got that information right now on our website. we've got that information on your screen. you can catch those performances. disney on ice. it presents "follow your heart." that's the show. it starts tomorrow. it runs through january 2nd. as louis said, at the wells fargo center in south philly. for more details go to our
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website, you can always check out the nbc 10 app. louis douglas, thank you so much for being here. >> thank you for having me. >> i have a feeling my nieces may be coming to your show. they go every year with my sister-in-law. >> make sure they wave then p. l i'll see them. >> thank you. i'm first alert meteorologist erika martin. live look outside. those clouds are still a little stubborn. however, i promise they're going to improve as the day progresses. we are certainly warming up for that. definitely looks good. conditions right now are really mild in the philly metro area seeing lots of mid to upper 40s. chestnut hill 45 degrees. kensington is currently at 57. buffleton 46 degrees. lehigh valley seeing really mild conditions. certainly above normal for this time of the year. pitts town 47. nazareth at 42. walnut 42. and whitehall 45 degrees. we are trending warm all due to
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a warm front, southwesterly push of air. and this is going to be the case at least for the next couple of days. your out the door forecast starting at 2:00 p.m. notice we're seeing more sunshine in and around philadelphia. and that's because everything will start to clear out. upper 40s by about 2:00, 3:00 a.m., and then we start to decline to the 30s by about 5:00, 6:00 p.m. for the pa suburbs. fewer clouds, however. so we are going to remain high and dry at least through overnight friday into saturday. lehigh valley seeing mid 40s at 2:00 p.m. upper 30s by 6:00 p.m. and low 30s by 10:00 p.m. new jersey also seeing that nice warming trend. 47 by 2:00 and 49 by 2:00 p.m. for delaware we're also seeing some low 50s as well. your eagles forecast looking like this. now, keep in mind conditions are mild right now. and we do have that southerly flow. tailgating time, we're going to see temperatures in the low to mid 40s. by kickoff upper 30s but notice here northwesterly winds 10 to 20 miles per hour.
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by the end of the game we'll see mid 30s, but because of those northwesterly gusts up to about 20 miles per hour it will certainly feel chillier. i'm going to start neighborhood temperatures at 8:00 p.m., and we can start to see the shift in those winds and pause this at midnight. you can see here that northwesterly flow here right around philly. 35 degrees. but the feels like temperatures as we get to pause there at midnight, it's going to feel like the upper 20s. be sure to bundle up, especially as you're heading out after the game. now, the next story of course would be the holiday weekend. what can we expect for hanukkah and christmas? we're going to go ahead and track out some rain because that will get here by friday into saturday. so pause this at 3:30 a.m. and notice we're seeing a little bit of a wintry mix. some light freezing rain for parts of lehigh valley. but notice we're really seeing nominal precip if any. we pause this at 8:45 a.m. and notice again just nominal amounts of rainfall, not much. because this will be a quick-moving system. everything changing over to rain
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and then clearing certainly by sundown just in time for hanukk hanukkah. here is your christmas planner. looks really good at 7:00 a.m. mid to upper 30s for most. lehigh valley, low 30s for you. but i'm really impressed here because there is lots of sunshine in the forecast. we do have a sunny crispness ahead by 3:00 p.m., upper 40s to low 50s. temperatures definitely above normal. your ten-day on 10. tracking this nice warm trend. upper 40s to low 50s for today in and around the delaware valley. friday seeing mid to upper 40s for you. and then notice those overnight lows. also a lot warmer friday into saturday. tracking those rain showers on saturday. potentially some showers on tuesday. look at this sunny christmas in the works. and it looks like ahead as you look at what to expect for new year's eve and new year's day. upper 30s on friday. and mid 30s on saturday. so be sure that conditions right now are going to be really nice trending warmer and then it looks like we have a really nice
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coming up this afternoon starting at 3:00, the first male cover girl. james charles meets "ellen." then it's nbc 10 news at 4:00. an nbc 10 viewer tells us her family trip practically ruined
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when her husband got bumped from their flight. we'll show you how harry hairston and the nbc 10 response team landed her a good deal. that's this afternoon at 4:00. right now let's get you updated on the forecast for today with nbc 10's first alert meteorologist erika martin. >> so tracy and rosemary it's so exciting because we have a mild holiday weekend in the works. we do have some rain to deal with friday into saturday. really early saturday. but it clears just in time for sundown for hanukkah. and then we have a sunny christmas. i mean, really that's the focus. that's the highlight. looking ahead, that ten-day forecast, it looks dry for new year's eve. that's the good news there. but we're trending warmer and it's all about what to expect for hanukkah and for christmas and it looks really great. >> perfect. >> and good for santa as well. >> great for santa. no problem. >> all right. thanks, erika. thanks for watching nbc 10 news at 11:00. i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm rosemary connors. for erika martin, tracy davidson, all of us here at nbc 10, have a great one and a happy holiday this weekend.
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